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Department of Geography

Landscape services and basic landscape knowledge

A new website explains the under­standing of „landscape services“ and lists re­commen­dations and good practice examples – an outcome of a research project by the Space, Nature & Society unit with the University of Lausanne.

"Landscape services are landscape functions that provide direct economic, social and health benefits to individuals and society. In many cases, they have the character of public goods."
Keller and Backhaus, 2017

Available in German and French prestationspaysagè

Bringing the landscape into the classroom

In collaboration with the Pädagogische Hochschule basic knowledge about landscapes was compiled for primary and secondary school teachers.

Available in German and French


Weiterführende Informationen

Space, Nature and Society

How landscapes contribute to our well-being


Keller, R.; Backhaus, N. (2021): Wie fördern Landschaften das Wohlbefinden der Menschen? Erkenntnisse transdisziplinärer Forschungsprojekte aus der Schweiz. In: C. Walsh et al. (Hrsg.): Landschaftsbilder und Landschaftsverständnisse in Politik und Praxis. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH


Keller, R.; Clivaz, M.; Reynard, E.; Backhaus, N. Increasing Landscape Appreciation through the Landscape Services Approach. A Case Study from Switzerland. Sustainability 2019, 11, 5826.